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@An Acute Style never will I ever like cardigans, but I do really dig this look :slayer:

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You've posted some nice fits, imo,  Theoprof, but not this one.  The tie, obviously, is a burner, jacket sleeves too long, BD shirt collar needs more roll-  see UC's pic above.   I dislike patterned odd trousers, but the design is small enough that it seems to resolve to solid at any meaningful distance.  

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You've posted some nice fits, imo,  Theoprof, but not this one.  The tie, obviously, is a burner, jacket sleeves too long, BD shirt collar needs more roll-  see UC's pic above.   I dislike patterned odd trousers, but the design is small enough that it seems to resolve to solid at any meaningful distance.  


Yeah, I swung and missed on this one. It really looked like a good idea in my head, but it was poorly executed. I've been disappointed in Brooks Brother's collar rolls. I do need to get the sleeves tailored on the jacket. Another member PM'd me a good lead here in Columbus.

 

I PM'd @Caustic Man when I realized I wasn't getting much positive feedback on the fit, and his concerns echoed your own. This includes, and I did not see this coming, the jacket (linen/cotton) being a bad match with the trousers (Irish linen). The jacket is a twill and behaves differently. It looks too polished with the linen trousers. Oh well, live and learn I guess. 

 

As for the tie, this one hurts. I love this tie! You guys have already convinced me to give up my beloved tweed jacket, but I didn't expect this shantung to be a SF "burner". I'm here to learn, but I just can't believe my instincts were this far off on the tie. I like shantung precisely because they can tend to be a little brighter and "out there". I have another striped shantung tie (this one from Chipp2) that I'm hoping will be style forum approved. 

 

Anyway, thanks for the feedback. I actually expected to have more misses than I have had so far when I began posting on this board, so I don't mind discovering that my instincts were off on this one. I'll hopefully have results tomorrow. Cheers.

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@An Acute Style never will I ever like cardigans, but I do really dig this look :slayer:

Thanks, but have we talked about this before.  That sounds kind of ridiculous.  A cardigan is a pretty standard piece of knitwear and general all around garment.  Not liking cardigans is like not like pants.  Or maybe not.  Does this dislike extend to other forms of knitwear as well?  Curious.  

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Thanks, but have we talked about this before.  That sounds kind of ridiculous.  A cardigan is a pretty standard piece of knitwear and general all around garment.  Not liking cardigans is like not like pants.  Or maybe not.  Does this dislike extend to other forms of knitwear as well?  Curious.  

Admittedly, I have no good rationale for my view on it. The cardigan is just something I've come to associate with frumpy or doofy looking dudes, a la Mr. Rogers. My grandpa would always wear a cardigan just chilling around the house, so perhaps it's something I equate with extreme casualness in that regard. Again, not a good rationale, but it's ingrained in me I'd say.

And no, I am amenable to other sweater options. I dislike crewneck ones (hate crewneck tees as well), but I very much like a V-neck sweater. I also do like a turtleneck, at least in theory, as my wide and stumpy neck (damn wrestling lol) makes it a bit hard to wear convincingly...but the look itself is one I quite like and find elegant.
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@An Acute Style never will I ever like cardigans, but I do really dig this look :slayer:

Thanks, but have we talked about this before.  That sounds kind of ridiculous.  A cardigan is a pretty standard piece of knitwear and general all around garment.  Not liking cardigans is like not like pants.  Or maybe not.  Does this dislike extend to other forms of knitwear as well?  Curious.  

 

Perhaps a touch of hyperbole on the part of both parties, here.  :D

 

For the record, I always wear pants.  (I trust people here will take comfort in being reassured on that point ...)

 

Depending on where and when one grew up, cardigans can have particular connotations   In my youth in the northeast they were seen as an older gentleman's item of apparel.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

P.S. -  I liked the outfit quite a bit.

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Perhaps a touch of hyperbole on the part of both parties, here.

 

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Thanks, but have we talked about this before.  That sounds kind of ridiculous.  A cardigan is a pretty standard piece of knitwear and general all around garment.  Not liking cardigans is like not like pants.  Or maybe not.  Does this dislike extend to other forms of knitwear as well?  Curious.  

I don't like any cardigans and have never owned one. They are not like pants as I'm sure you realise.
To me they are pointless. Take a sweater. Cut it open down the middle then attach buttons to rejoin the two sides that you just cut open. Obviously being silly there but their appeal is completely lost on me. Like Academic said, it's something I associate with my grandad along with an obligatory bag of toffees. Or else those pathetic wimpy floppy haired losers from the eighties who were into jangly pop like The Smiths and Lloyd Cole and the Commotions.
Worn under tailored clothing they look too incongruous to my eye. I'm no big fan of waistcoats / three piece suits either but they fall into line better as they are usually if not matching then in the same family of fabrics (worsted, tweed etc) as the jacket or suit.

I realize the utility of an extra layer in colder climates which I don't need where I live. If I lived in a colder clmate I'd much rather wear an unseen undershirt than a cardigan. I have a few v neck jumpers but they rarely see the light of day, and again, never under a suit. There's a reason they put nerdy accountant Cyril Figgis from Archer in a Rick Santorum sweater vest under his suits.
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Thanks, but have we talked about this before.  That sounds kind of ridiculous.  A cardigan is a pretty standard piece of knitwear and general all around garment.  Not liking cardigans is like not like pants.  Or maybe not.  Does this dislike extend to other forms of knitwear as well?  Curious.  

I don't like any cardigans and have never owned one. They are not like pants as I'm sure you realise.
To me they are pointless. Take a sweater. Cut it open down the middle then attach buttons to rejoin the two sides that you just cut open. Obviously being silly there but their appeal is completely lost on me. Like Academic said, it's something I associate with my grandad along with an obligatory bag of toffees. Or else those pathetic wimpy floppy haired losers from the eighties who were into jangly pop like The Smiths and Lloyd Cole and the Commotions.
Worn under tailored clothing they look too incongruous to my eye. I'm no big fan of waistcoats / three piece suits either but they fall into line better as they are usually if not matching then in the same family of fabrics (worsted, tweed etc) as the jacket or suit.

I realize the utility of an extra layer in colder climates which I don't need where I live. If I lived in a colder clmate I'd much rather wear an unseen undershirt than a cardigan. I have a few v neck jumpers but they rarely see the light of day, and again, never under a suit. There's a reason they put nerdy accountant Cyril Figgis from Archer in a Rick Santorum sweater vest under his suits.

Oh that is unfair.  You forgot the Hoodoo Gurus.

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Oh that is unfair.  You forgot the Hoodoo Gurus.

Like, wow.

(Regarding cardigans, depends how you wear them, and what they are. Some are frumpy, some are not. Some jeans are for dads, some are not [excepting possibly hipster dads]).
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Fading light. My second try with the red stripe shirt. 

 

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